The items shown below are selected from the logs of the La Palma Police Department. The police blotter is not a comprehensive listing of police-related incidents in the city, and no inference of guilt is implied in showing any item in the La Palma police blotter.
April 16, 2020
Spousal Abuse – 12:51 p.m. – 5600 block of Orangethorpe Ave. – A female reportedly told the caller that she was beaten up by her boyfriend and that she can’t tell anyone. The female advised that the male was coming back soon and went back inside the apartment. According to the caller, the female seemed frantic. The caller hadn’t heard anything from the apartment. Police responded and detained the male subject, who was subsequently arrested for violation of a criminal protective order, spousal abuse, and violation of domestic violence court orders.
April 17, 2020
Vehicle Check – 3:09 a.m. – 7100 block of Walker St. – Police investigated a suspicious vehicle and contacted two subjects. A male advised that there were drugs in the vehicle. There was also broken window glass in the sweatshirt. The subject admitted to burglarizing a vehicle. La Palma Police requested that another department check to see if the vehicle was a possible unreported stolen. The victim identified property in the vehicle that had been stolen. A 25-year-old subject was arrested for conspiracy, possession of burglary tools, burglary, and receiving/concealing stolen property.
Area Check – 7:54 a.m. – 5000 block of Orangethorpe Ave. – 8 to 12 people were reportedly congregating near the water. Police determined that the subjects were working out and were at least 6 feet apart.
Petty Theft – 6:10 p.m. – 5400 block of La Palma Ave. – A female subject with a vehicle without plates reportedly stole a tip jar from the business. Report taken.
April 18, 2020
Traffic Stop – 7:23 a.m. – Carmenita/91 Fwy. (Cerritos) – Police conducted a traffic stop and arrested a 60-year-old subject for driving without registration. The driver was cited and the vehicle was towed.
Assist Other Department – 10:22 p.m. – Valley View/Lincoln (Cypress) – Buena Park Police Department had a traffic collision in their jurisdiction. Multiple Cypress Police units were on scene. La Palma Police contacted Buena Park Police, who stated that it was their jurisdiction. La Palma Police handled the incident as a courtesy report. Two tow trucks were requested. Report taken.
April 19, 2020
Found Property – 12:21 p.m. – 8152 Denni St. (Denni Park) – The reporting party found a men’s wallet with credit cards and an expired driver’s license. Report taken. The property was released to the owner.
Brandishing a Weapon – 8:56 p.m. – 5700 block of Thelma Ave. – A subject reportedly brandished a handgun. The subject was uncooperative with police, who determined that the incident was unfounded.
April 20, 2020
Extra Patrol Checks – 10:47 a.m. – 5200 blcok fo Banbury Cir. – The caller requested extra patrol checks for a suspicious subject seen on video surveillance loitering near the front door of the residence on April 16 at approximately 4:30 a.m.
Disturbance (Family) – 10:09 p.m. – 7700 block of Valley View St. – The caller wanted the son to leave the residence and stated that he was being intimidating. The subject had been drinking beer. The caller stated that the son was staring and pointing at her and that she was scared of him right now. Police made contact and the subject left the area.
April 21, 2020
Counseling – 11:48 a.m. – 8100 block of Moody St. – The caller requested counseling regarding maintenance employees blowing debris intentionally towards the caller and into the street. Counseled.
Transient – 1:53 p.m. – 5400 block of La Palma Ave. – A transient was reportedly disturbing trans cans. Police were unable to locate the subject initially but locate the subject following a patrol check of the area. Police arrested a 29-year-old subject for possession of drug paraphernalia, an outstanding warrant, and possession of controlled substances.
April 22, 2020
Counseling – 2:46 p.m. – 5700 block of Warwick Cir. – The caller requested counseling regarding an antique mirror possibly taken by mistake by a moving company. The movers were given permission by the reporting party to take donations from the home. One of the employees took a mirror from the home. The reporting party contacted the company and was unable to reclaim the mirror. The reporting party did not desire prosecution and believed that the mirror was taken by mistake.
Assist Other Department – 7:57 p.m. – Walker/Ball (Cypress) – Cypress Police requested a unit for containment after a petty theft suspect fled on foot in the area of Aurelia and Marcella. La Palma Police assisted and the suspect was taken into custody.